Hmmm...I could have explained it better. She doesn't tell us anything that's against school policy.
She was almost raped once, she, for sex ed, she taught all of us girls how she got out of it, and what to look out for.
She had a friend die of a crack overdose, she taught us what his last few days were like, and why crack is the one substance that she has less than no tolerance for.
She's never done anything wrong, I promise, and I'm pretty sure that the school hired her (10 years ago) because of her experiences. And while she probably doen't sound like the best character, students, paretnts, and faculty alike flock to her for her advise. Maybe you need to know her to understand it, but most of us would never do anything that she didn't fully condone.
And the conversation has moved on....
I don't know much about charities. I put $20 (American) in the Salvation Army donation bucket at Christmastime, that's about it. I think my parents just about gave up on charities a while ago, mostly because of the problems that you all mentioned above...nonstop solicitations.